COVID-19: With the unprecedented spike of 3,645 cases, TN crossed 70,000 and Chennai nears 50,000!

The state of Tamil Nadu has reported 3,645 fresh cases that were tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Friday through which the state has crossed the tally of 74,000 by reporting 74,622 cases so far in its territory including active, recovered, and deceased patients. 

Through reporting of 3,645 cases, the state has recorded over 3,500 cases for the second consecutive day. The current reporting of 3,645 cases has been recorded as the state's highest single-day spike since the outbreak, transcending the previous tally of 3,509 cases that were reported on Thursday, as the back to back biggest jumps had exemplified rapid spread of the pandemic.


According to the press release issued by the state health department, Tamil Nadu has tested 10,42,649 samples so far including 33,675 that were tested on Friday of which 3,645 returned positive for the virus. These 3,645 cases include 122 people who returned to the state from other regions. Of these 3,645 cases, 2,211 are males and 1,434 are female patients.

Out of 3,645 cases, eight districts in the state have accounted for more cases. 1,956 cases belong to Chennai, 232 belong to Chengalpattu, 190 from Madurai, 177 belong to Thiruvallur, 148 belong to Vellore, 90 belong to Kancheepuram, 86 belong to Salem, and 68 belong to Ramanathapuram. Amid heavy caseloads, the state has reported 1,358 fresh discharges taking the total number of discharges to 41,357 so far.

The state has also recorded 46 deaths through which the death toll currently stands at 957. According to the press release,  of these 46 deaths, 31 were recorded at the government hospital while the rest 15 were recorded at the private establishments. Of these 46 deaths, 37 belong to Chennai, three each from Thiruvallur and Chengalpattu, two from Madurai, and one from Virudhunagar.
Out of 46 deaths, 44 had been identified with co-morbid conditions, which have been one of the larger causes for COVID-19 deaths. The current reporting of 1,956 cases in Chennai has been recorded as the highest single-day rise in the city, which is the third Indian city with the most number of cases after Mumbai and Delhi. With the current reporting of 1,956 cases, Chennai's total tally currently stands at 49,690 so far.

As of Friday evening, the state has reported 74,622 positive cases so far of which 32,305 are active - including isolation, 41,357 have been discharged, and 957 had succumbed to the virus.  According to the Union Health Ministry, Tamil Nadu is the second Indian state with the most number of cases after Maharashtra, which has reported 1,47,741 cases so far.

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